Normal life is becoming more and more stressful especially during these uncertain times. With the Coronavirus as a constant headline across every media outlet, how much would you appreciate the opportunity to forget about it, even for a few minutes each day.
Your opportunity to achieve this may finally be here.
Endel is a technology company that creates personalized sound environments to reduce stress, improve sleep, and boost productivity – their methods are backed by neuroscience and the science of circadian rhythms. The soundscapes are algorithm-powered and designed to gently rise and fall in line with immediate internal and external conditions like location, time zone, weather, and heart rate.
We are finding that the overload of information we receive from our mobile phones, Tv’s and laptops are deeply affecting our psyche leading to all-time high of anxiety and depression rates.
Two-thirds of adults throughout developed nations fail to obtain the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. Yet our wake/sleep cycles that are regulated by the natural circadian rhythm have not changed to meet the demands of our society.
Mindfulness practices help greatly to deal with our daily problems, but mindfulness alone is not the answer.
In 1968, Marshall McLuhan wrote:
“We’re forcing the new media to do the work of the old. We’re witnessing a clash of cataclysmic proportions between two great technologies. We approach the new with the psychological conditioning and sensory responses to the old.”
You could argue that this has never been truer than today. We need new technology to help our bodies and brains adapt to the new world. The app uses modern devices such as wireless, wearables, sensors in order to deliver static mindfulness content similar to what was used 100 to 1,000 years ago. It is designed to enhance our natural capabilities, create a private environment to reduce stress, and help us be more present and involved without even having to meditate.
None of the essential bodily functions require manual activation: your breathing, heart rate, sleep, and multiple nervous systems’ responses happen and adjust to the situation without any conscious effort. In a similar way, Endel creates an optimal environment for your current context, state, and goal.
To be mindful is to be more present and aware. To be more present is to have more space to evolve and more attention to see the magic in everyday life. We need the technology that makes our lives better without us having to do anything.
Welcome to the future.
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